High Level Group on Key Enabling Technologies (KETs): signature of the Memorandum of Understanding between the EC and the EIB on Key Enabling Technologies
End production: 27/02/2013 First transmission: 27/02/2013
On 27 February 2013, Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Industry and Entrepreneurship, Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Member of the EC in charge of Research, Innovation and Science, and Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC in charge of Regional Policy, attended the high-Level Commission Expert Group on Key Enabling Technologies (KETs), in Brussels.
On this occasion, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the European Commission and the European Investment Bank. It will pave the way for improved access to finance for investments in key enabling technologies. KETs - nanotechnology, micro-/nanoelectronics, industrial biotechnology, advanced materials, photonics and advanced manufacturing technologies – are of exceptional importance for shaping the future innovation and competitiveness of the EU. The global market in KETs is forecast to grow from about EUR 650 billion in 2008 to over one trillion euro in 2015.
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||Exterior view of the EU Commission building, in Brussels
||Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Member of the EC in charge of Research, Innovation and Science, signing the Memorandum of Understanding (4 shots)
||Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC in charge of Regional Policy, Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Industry and Entrepreneurship, and Philippe de Fontaine, Vice-President of the European Investment Bank (EIB), signing the MoU (3 shots)